HashFlare founders arrested in $575M crypto scam
HashFlare's customers lease hashing power to mine cryptocurrency. The mining operation "defrauded hundreds of thousands" The founders allegedly laundered "criminal proceeds" through 75 properties, six luxury vehicles, cryptocurrency wallets, and thousands of mining machines. Alexei Potapenko and Turgin founded HashFlare. The company mined less than 1% of what it claimed and bought Bitcoin from third parties. The FBI wants scheme participants' information.